Eczema is a long-term condition that causes the skin to become dry, itchy, red and cracked, according to the NHS. But, regularly using eucalyptus oil before bed could be key to relieving your eczema symptoms, it’s been claimed.
Eczema is a very common condition that tends to come and go, dependent on the weather, and the health of your skin.
Young children are most at risk of developing eczema symptoms, but it could also develop in later life.
If you have eczema, your symptoms can vary between small patches of dry skin, to widespread, inflamed areas of cracked skin.
You could relieve your eczema pain by regularly using eucalyptus oil.
“I’m often asked if eucalyptus oil is good for your skin,” said Dr Axe.
“Because of its antimicrobial and antiseptic properties, eucalyptus works as a great tool for skin irritations such as wounds, cuts, burns, sores and even insect bites.
“Eucalyptus oil has proven to be effective against blisters, boils, cuts, cold sores, insect bites, shingles, sores, ulcers, wounds, abscesses, athlete’s foot and bacterial dermatitis.
“It has antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, making it a very powerful tool against a range of skin conditions. This is why eucalyptus oil was traditionally used as a healing ointment.”